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    I can see what you are saying - The "star stuff" phrase was used by Carl Sagan and I think its the best representation of who we are and how we connect to each other - What kind of image are you implying? I am an elementary school science teacher and I think the phrase in that kid looking font denotes that part of my life as well
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    Wouldn't it be more effective to create an image that calls to mind "we are all star stuff" vs an upside down phrase?  Doesn't the atom imply that we are "star stuff"?  Lettering in tattoos does not necessarily age well...  I'm talking aging 10-20-30 years down the line not 3-5 years down.

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    Is there a minimum font size that artists will do in general for writing or a minimum size that wont look horrible later on?
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    First Tattoo, Big thigh piece
    So I'm looking for a couple of things here, first being advice on tattoo design that I can suggest to the artist (I already had a consultation, artist is working on first draft), second being care of the tattoo, and third being how to prepare for the tattooing session (I've been told it is going to be very long since the tattoo needs to be done all at once since there is not a clear outline). So I'm getting a large lion tattooed on my lower thigh (probably going to stretch the entire length of the thigh though). It is mostly black with heavy shading and somewhat realistic. Very bright contrasting yellow/orange eyes with splotches of yellow, orange and red in the background. There is a long line running through it, cutting the lion off after the head. I'm hoping to change it to include more of the mane. I asked for the quote 'twenty seconds of insane courage' but I may ask for that to be taken out because I don't think it will fit into the tattoo very well. If it comes out nice and fits the tattoo I will keep it. There are is a very short stretch of African landscape, limited to the black silhouettes of some trees  and several small black silhouettes of birds flying away in the background.  
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    Getting a foreign Letter tattoo
    So I still have not gotten my first tattoo yet, and I am planning on getting it in about a week, my first two are going to be a lion on my forearm and my grandmothers name. However, her name is not in English it is in Amharic (Ethiopian), I have the letter that I want tattooed but I was wondering if there is anything that I need to know about getting a foreign tattoo, Do artists charge more? is it more difficult for them to do? etc. the picture below is what the letters look like. P.S sorry for the dumb questions I'm new to this scene.
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    Price Range for this Tattoo
    Hey I'm planning on getting my first tattoo in about a week or 2 and I was wondering how much money I should be expecting to spend on this tattoo. I am planning on getting it on my upper forearm, and it will only be about 4.5 to 5 inches on my inner forearm  

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